Procurement professionals are often accused of moaning their fellow colleagues don’t understand the “value” they provide to the business.
, published this week by the New Economics Foundation, has analysed six positions to see how much “value” each provides to society.
Tax accountants come off the worst, said to destroy £47 of “social value” for every £1 of value they generate. This is because some of them help people and companies avoid paying tax. Recycling workers came top in terms of creating value for society, creating £12 for every £1 spent on their wages.
The authors of the report say the point of their study is to prove there should be a relationship between what people are paid and the value of their work to society.
Where do you imagine a procurement professional might come in such a study?